Work Study

Work-Study is a limited-fund financial aid program where students are paid for the hours worked at their work-study job. Students are not paid to study. Payment for the hours worked is deposited in the student's bank account, it is not credited to the student's University account through the Cashiers Office.

Students are not guaranteed a job if they are awarded work-study. As with any on or off-campus job, students must apply, and a great place to start is the Gorillas4Hire website. Some Gorillas4Hire job postings can only be filled by students with work-study. Often students that have been awarded work-study can more easily find a job. 

To be awarded Work-Study, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Be enrolled for at least six hours as an undergraduate student or five hours as a graduate student. For the summer, graduate students must be enrolled for at least three hours. View information on the impact of dropping a class or withdrawing from the semester.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Verification of Work-Study Eligibility

Students can print verification of the dollar value of their work-study award from GUS. Some employers request this information be provided to them as part of the application process and others will ask that it be provided to them during the interview. Students have the ability to print the verification and upload it to their Gorillas4Hire application.

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